Daniel Bernard Roumain performs the World Premiere of String Quartet No. 4, "Angelou" (2005) at Other Minds 11 at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 2005.
Daniel Bernard Roumain, electric violin DJ Scientific, laptop and CD DJ equipment Del Sol String Quartet
Commissioned by Other Minds and sponsored through a grant from the Cultural Equities Grants Program of the San Francisco Arts Commission.
Composer and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain presents the world premiere of his String Quartet No. 4, "Angelou," featuring the composer on electric violin with Bay Area string quartet Del Sol, and DJ Scientific sampling poetry by Maya Angelou. Based in New York and known to some as the "dread violinist," this young African-American composer is as at home with unaccompanied Bach as he is with be-bop improvisation, and cuts a unique figure in the cross-over classical worl. He has composed for various American orchestras and arranged for Cassandra Wilson's big band, and his Lincoln Center workshops challenge young composers to write classical music with hip-hop beats.
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